About Me

My name is Bryn (rhymes with Lynn) and this is my 16th year teaching elementary school.  I've lived an amazing life up until now and if I died tomorrow, I'd have no regrets.

Growing up, I wanted to be an airline stewardess (they were called that back in the 80s) but after a rough flight from Seattle to San Francisco, I decided against it.  I also toyed with the idea of being a massage therapist on a cruise line.  I blame that on the fictional character Martine that I loved reading about at my small French elementary school.  At some point, I must have realized that I wouldn't be able to pick my clients.  Luckily, I had a knack for something that would lead me to my career.
This was one of my favourite books as a child
I've always loved working with kids.  At first it was babysitting, then tutoring, teaching swimming lessons, working at a library, and volunteering in the pediatrics wing at my local hospital.  I didn't connect with children the way I do now, I guess how could you when you are only a teenager yourself, but I really enjoyed being around them.  

My dad was a high school teacher and I loved going into school with him on the weekend when no one else was around.  It was magical. Sounds lame, no doubt, but it's the honest truth. It was like a secret club and I wanted to join.  Once I got accepted in a Faculty of Education, I never looked back. I can't imagine doing anything else.

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